How GSA Schedules are Used to Award Service Contracts

Over $20 billion a year is purchase through GSA schedule services contracts.

Services are generally sold through GSA schedule contracts by fixed hourly labor rate, e.g. management consultant, engineer, financial analyst, computer programmer. A single GSA schedule called the Professional Services Schedule (PSS) is available to service companies for most services.

The PSS GSA schedule is a special Government-wide services contract that is always open for a bid and it allows small businesses without large federal service contracts to participate in the lucrative federal services market.

Federal buyers prefer to contract through the PSS schedule because it is fast and efficient and the prices for services have already been negotiated by hourly rates.

The PSS schedule covers most types of services including:

  • Financial services
  • Management consulting services
  • Training services
  • Advertising and marketing services
  • Language services
  • Professional engineering services
  • Logistical services
  • Environmental services

Any small professional service business that is serious about the federal market needs a PSS schedule.

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